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Grateful Dead Live at Civic Arena on 1989-04-02


Topics Live concert


Iko Iko, Little Red Rooster, Dire Wolf, It's All Over Now, We Can Run But We Can't Hide, Brown Eyed Women, Queen Jane Approximately, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped Shakedown Street, Women Are Smarter-> Foolish Heart, Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Hey Jude Reprise-> Around & Around, Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 2, 1989
Venue Civic Arena
Location Pittsburgh, PA

Source AUD(Beyer M-88’s>Sony TC-D5)>MC>DAT>CDR


Notes

AUD(Beyer M-88Âs>Sony TC-D5)>MC>DAT>CDR; Seeded to etree by Tim W

Reviews

Reviewer: skr213 - - June 6, 2008
Subject: Best and Worst
Overall: it's unfortunate that none of the four versions of this show are very high quality, recording-wise. This show just smokes. One of the best of this tour, if not the best.

The scene: We got into the parking lot and the vibe in the bus should have let us know what we were in store for. Me and Larry had a blow-up about nothing. The whole lot vibe was really tense. I was in the hallway by the speakers during the first set and I saw someone popping a door open to allow some people in. Bad news. Next thing you know, it gets popped open once more and more than a dozen people push through before security shows up. Next thing you know, the glass doors are being busted in and over a hunder assholes are streaming in - while I'm pinned against the wall in horror at what my brothers and sisters are doing. And the worst part is that people inside were actually cheering for this. Later I found out that Chard wound up in the hospital after a vial of liquid broke in his pocket. His parents had to come down and he missed the rest of the tour. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. What a great show musically, but what a disaster in every other respect.

The music: damn, this is a fine fine show musically. Great song selection and fantastic, energetic playing. I'm not even going to point out any highlights - it's all good.
Reviewer: Ship Of Fools - - March 1, 2008
Subject: Smoking Show
This Shakedown is by far the best I have ever heard. The Foolish is a gem as well. If you like Foolish check out Hartford 1990. I was at this Pitt. show, does anyone remember during space when Jerry started to tease Other One and a collective sigh came from the audience and Jerry seemed to hear it and did an about-face and launched the Wheel? Much to everyone's delight.
Reviewer: Garcia/Kimock Fanatic - - November 30, 2006
Subject: Smokin' Hot show!!!
Wow! This is a f-ing smokin' hot show! The boys are in top from here. Jerry is on fire all night. Brent is on for "We Can Run!" BEW-QJ-TJ-TMNS to close the 1st set is amazing! Shakedown is huge..I can only imagine how fun it would have been to be there.

For an AUD tape, this is a great job!
Reviewer: sydthecat - - July 7, 2006
Subject: Shakedown
This show is available as a download now, of course, but I was flying the flag for this Shakedown for years---writing Silberman (Steve that is)Gans, Latvala, and anybody who would listen that they don't come any better than this one. I have combed through the Shakey's and, my friends, I can count maybe five that compare. This one is shorter in length than many but just has a groove! The tempo seems fast at first but then look out when they start the jam. Jerry and Brent lock in early on and take it to a peak that is just flippin' ridiculous.

As to the sound. I have yet to hear a completely satisfactory representaion of this one. Haven't downloaded the one commercially available though. I do like the audience one I have on tape. The old download I have sound like it's from the same source as my tape so....everything here is comparable. Believe me I've checked it all out.

The rest of the show is great too but...well selct your favourite sound quality from these postings and just listen to 'em go. Heaven. Five for the Shakedown. This is a dance show!!
Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - - April 26, 2005
Subject: One of my buddies that went to this show
Met up with some guys who either taped the show or knew someone that did. After the show my friend went to a hotel party/taper Dead head paradise. A couple stacks of killer Nak. decs,kind nug and some chics after a killer show. My friend called me the next day and was telling me all about the hotel taping scene and getting blown out at the show and it sounded like blast. Anyway he sent me the tapes and they were sweet. You gotta love getting your hot little hands on some XL2s a night or 2 after a hot show, for me at the time that was the best. This Shakedown that most know is awesome has such a wicked Jerry break out his first main lead is so kick ass. He pauses perfectly with some real liquidy smooth rippin'.
P.S. I caught the 2 Meca shows 4/89 and if you haven't listened to those yet, check that shit out. Small cozy venue not a worry in the world everyone dosing and Jerry was smokin' love 89'.
Reviewer: Joe Shlobotnick - - March 26, 2005
Subject: Sources
This source is clearly the better source than the one listed as a "matrix". High levels, clear guitars, a bit swirly but the power is captured. I haven't listened to the first set, but the second is an absolute smoker! Jerry lays Fantasy to waste. I'll say it again and again, 88-91 was th last bona fide peak of the Dead, and this is a very good example. Enjoy.
Reviewer: Ghostinmachine - - January 30, 2005
Subject: "Across the Universe" Shakedown!
I had the audio tape of this show when I was a kid.. I would come home and blaze and take off across the universe with this Shakedown as my launching pad... Great, Fun, show!... only 1 down point on the whole trip.. Hey Jude... other than that.. have fun!
Reviewer: kafur1us - - December 29, 2004
Subject: Good Show
As shows, music selection, quality and sound, this is a excelent show. I compare shows to sex. That is it's only good or better. This show covers the Deads history, to date. Brent is at the top of his talents, Jerry does excellent rifs, etc. Must have been one hell of a show to attend. Missed this one, but was at the next day show on 3 April 89. My son and I had a chance to get tickets for this show, but could not get into Pittsburgh in time. But now have it on cd.
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